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74 NO-HEDGE Sheriff Statements Regarding Your Rights - as of 1/24 - Any More? Open Thread

Get your Sheriff to Support The Liberty Amendment!

Reality Check: Most of these sheriffs support the federally funded the "war on drugs." Why not lead in with a 2nd amendment question and then after beating their chest about how much they support and defend the constitution, ask them where it grants the authority to do drug raids in the constitution?

1) Houston County (Alabama) Sheriff Andy Hughes
"As Sheriff of Houston County it is my job to protect the constitutional rights of our citizens. The second amendment is a right, not a privilege and shall not be infringed upon. As long as I am Sheriff of Houston County, I will not allow anyone to seize any firearms from law abiding citizens within this county."

2) Madison County (Alabama) Sheriff Blake Dorning
Gun Control Laws That Violate Constitution Won’t Be Enforced.

3) Scott Masher (Arizona) Yavapai County:
"As Sheriff, I refuse to participate or cooperate with any unconstitutional order that will infringe upon our 2nd amendment rights."

4) Fresno County (California) Sheriff Margaret Mims
"We don't need any more laws. Laws only work on people who obey the law."

5) Siskiyou County (California) Sheriff Jon Lopey
Declared that he was "... sworn to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and it seems we have more enemies that are domestic these days... "

6) Stanislaus County (California) Sheriff Adam Christianson
"I refuse to take firearms from law abiding citizens and will not turn law abiding citizens into criminals by enforcing useless gun control legislation."

7) El Dorado County (California) John D’Agostini
“The purpose of this letter is to go on record of re-affirming my oath of office and making it clear that I and my staff will never violate [our oath of office] by being pressured into enforcing any unconstitutional provision, law or executive order.”

8) Shasta County (California) Sheriff Tom Bosenko
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G6PUgRJ5tY

9) Del Norte County (California) Sheriff Dean Wilson
“I had spent a good part of my life enforcing the penal code, but not understanding my oath of office,” he told the audience. “I was ignorant and naïve, but now I know of the assault against our people by the federal government.”

10) Modoc County California) Sheriff Mike Poindexter
"I've been a public servant my whole life. First thing I protect is the people. That's who I work for, that's who I protect."

11) Larimer County (Colorado) Sheriff Justin Smith posted on CIAbook that he wouldn't allow unconstitutional proposals to stand.
"The Colorado Sheriff occupies this independent office which is not a subservient department of county, state or federal government."

12) Hinsdale County (Colorado) Sheriff Ronald Bruce
“I Will Protect Constitutional Rights…With My Dying Breath”

13) Martin County (Florida) Sheriff Bill Snyder
"...can't support Federal gun rules."

14) Oconee County (Georgia) Sheriff Scott Berry
"I am 100 percent totally opposed to any type of knee jerk reaction where yet again this country tries to solve a problem by 'banning' inanimate objects because they may be used by the mentally ill for the purpose of harm."

15) Gilmer County (Georgia) Sheriff Stacy Nicholson
"I, along with a large number (which is growing daily) of Sheriffs across the state of Georgia as well as the entire United States, have no intention of following any orders of the federal government to perform any act which would be considered to be unlawful or a VIOLATION OF ANY PART OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OR THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, nor will we permit it to be done if within our power to prevent it."

16) Paulding County (Georgia) Sheriff Gary Gulledge
“This sheriff will have no part in unarming law abiding citizens.”

17) Cherokee County (Georgia) Sheriff Roger Garrison
"will defend the 2nd Amendment against any infringements by the federal government and the Obama administration."

18) Madison County (Idaho) Sheriff Roy Klingler
"I personally am sick and tired of the government putting regulations in place that affect our personal rights, our property rights and the Constitution," said Klingler.

19) Johnson County (Kansas) Sheriff Frank Denning
The militia mentioned in the Second Amendment pertains to all able-bodied citizens capable of bearing arms. That is US! “to Keep and Bear arms” means, “to OWN and CARRY arms.”

20) Jackson County (Kentucky) Sheriff Denny Peyman
"American citizens already have given up too much power over guns..."

21) Pine County (Minnesota) Sheriff Robin Cole
Will Not Enforce Further Federal Gun Regulations.

22) Livingston County (Missouri) Sheriff Steve Cox
"I personally and professionally believe there are many other useful ways to better help in educating and protecting our population then by dismantling the Constitution of the United States of America."

23) Lawrence County (Missouri) Sheriff Brad DeLay
Signed Steve Heiss's Letter

24) Johnson County (Missouri) Sheriff Charles Heiss
"This means I not only have the duty to protect my constituents from incidents of crime, but I also have a duty and responsibility to protect and preserve the individual rights and liberties afforded and guaranteed to every citizen by our constitutions. This, Mr. President is a duty I fully understand, appreciate, and will carry out with great vigor and conviction."

25) Grant County (Oregon) Sheriff Glenn Palmer
“I will not tolerate nor will I tolerate any federal incursion within the external boundaries of Grant County, Oregon, where any type of gun control legislation aimed at disarming law-abiding citizens is the goal or objective,”

26) Coos County (Oregon) Sheriff Craig Zanni
"I have and will continue to uphold my Oath of Office including supporting the Second Amendment Rights of our citizens,"

27) Crook County (Oregon) Sheriff Jim Hensley said Tuesday he sent the same letter to Vice President Joe Biden that was sent Monday by Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller.

28) Douglas County (Oregon) Sheriff John Hanlin
"I will NOT violate my constitutional oath!"

29) Linn County (Oregon) Sheriff Tim Mueller
"We must not allow, nor shall we tolerate, the actions of criminals, no matter how heinous the crimes, to prompt politicians to enact laws that will infringe upon the liberties of responsible citizens who have broken no laws..."

30) Malheur County (Oregon) Sheriff Brian Wolfe
“I believe that the Constitution stands above all laws and executive orders of this Country. I want to be very clear that no one employed on our team at the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office will enforce or support any laws or executive orders that are not consistent with the Constitution of this great land.”

31) Charleston County (South Carolina) Sheriff Al Cannon
Those demanding harsher gun laws are “taking advantage of broken hearts” to push their agenda and restrict “a vital right” in the wake of the shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn.

32) Spartanburg County (South Carolina) Sheriff Chuck Wright
"I'm not going to confiscate weapons from people that are law-abiding citizens. I'm not doing it and I don't care what kind of orders come down."

33) Berkeley County (South Carolina) Sheriff Wayne DeWitt
“Quite simply, I am a firm supporter of the Second Amendment (the right to bear arms). In addition, I took the oath of office to support and comply with the Constitution of the United States of America of which the Second Amendment is attached.”

34 - 62) (Utah) Sheriff's Association
We, like you, swore a solemn oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and we are prepared to trade our lives for the preservation of its traditional interpretation.

63 - 74) Perhaps ten more (Missouri) Sheriffs MAY HAVE signed some form of Johnson County Sheriff Steve Heiss's letter. Sheriff Michael Dixon, R-Osage County also penned some form of the letter, or signed it.
"World history has shown us that when a society does not possess the ability to defend itself it becomes ripe for victimization by criminals, and ripe for government oppression."

Following sheriffs FAILED the constitution test:

FAIL!) Smith County (Texas) Sheriff Larry Smith "Will not enforce an unconstitutional law that takes away firearms from law abiding citizens." What about 73 federally funded illegal searches and seizures without due process 10 days prior to all these grand comments about constitutional rights?

FAIL!) Mendocino County (California) Sheriff Thomas Allman
Rikess: Does that mean, you judge who has the right to carry a concealed weapon or not? Sheriff: Yeah.

FAIL!) Morgan County (Alabama) Sheriff Ana Franklin
Too bad SWAT shot a dog in december.

FAIL!) Curry County, (Oregon) Sheriff John Bishop
“I’m not picking and choosing what laws to follow,” Bishop said. “I took an oath to uphold the Constitution. If any of the executive orders are approved by Congress, I will follow them.”

FAIL!) Josephine County (Oregon) Sheriff Gil Gilbertson
“A lot of sheriffs are now standing up and saying, ‘Follow the Constitution,’ ” said Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson Give us MORE than that sheriff!

FAIL!) Canyon County (Idaho) Sheriff Kieran Donahue,
"I swore an oath to uphold the Constitution, enforce the law, and protect my community, and that’s what I’ll do."
From Article: "The National Sheriffs’ Association has supported administration efforts to combat gun violence." <<< Sue these guys and this sheriff is sitting on the fence. Speaking up for political pressure only.

FAIL!) Multnomah County (Washington) Sheriff Dan Stanton:
"I support the rights of citizens granted by the Constitution, and have worked hard to ensure those rights are protected." Constitution DOES NOT grant rights!

Get your Sheriff to Support The Liberty Amendment!

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Thanks

if you can please provide links so I don't have to go looking I'd appreciate it. Just did a search... do you have a source link for that info?

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Glenn Palmer of Grant county, Or is up twice. While I agree that he is an awesome person, I'm not sure that this is fair.

Got it

bump

+1

How about adding comments

by members of Congress too:

Trey Gowdy - South Carolina 4th District Representative

Second Amendment
The rights of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, guaranteed in the second amendment, should be given the same deference as the other liberties protected by the Bill of Rights. The founders had the foresight and wisdom to guarantee this fundamental right, and it is our duty as members of Congress to uphold the constitution. As a former federal prosecutor, I strongly believe we must staunchly defend all of the freedoms granted by the constitution, not pick and choose based on political motivations.
http://gowdy.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=25407

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Feel free to start a thread for that.

Right now I'd like to get a list of sheriff's quotes or what their positions are. I hope people are reading the owner's manual for their government.

If one of these sheriff's is in your county now would be a good time to back this up with "Where in the constitution does it grant government the authority to regulate what people put into their bodies?"

Kieran Donahue is the Sheriff. He was sworn in Monday.

This is one of his first official acts.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

I dont doubt it

but what is the source of the Red D R quote at the top of the OP.

THx
peAce

Liberty = Responsibility

If you can elaborate

maybe I can answer :)

the first line...

at the top that is attributed to FDR 1933. Sorry for the confusion with the Red D R noise.

THx peAce

Liberty = Responsibility

YES

Please provide links! This is a great thing to show people, but I want some way to verify.

"No physical quantity explains it's own existence, and no amount of time can consume an infinite series of events to bring you to the present, which means all of these somewhere have to be explained by one self-existent cause which is not physical."

3000+ USA sheriffs coming together to support the constitution!

"The federal government will not seize one gun in Jackson County while I am Sheriff here," says Sheriff Mike Winters.

Watch the entire response from Sheriff Mike Winters in regards to President Obama's executive orders on gun control.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX7su5tMioQ

https://facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff

http://www.co.jackson.or.us/sectionindex.asp?sectionid=19

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3000+

Where did you get that???

"No physical quantity explains it's own existence, and no amount of time can consume an infinite series of events to bring you to the present, which means all of these somewhere have to be explained by one self-existent cause which is not physical."

Ever heard of the internet?

Sorry, I just can't believe how often this happens. If you doubt his number, why demand he prove it when you can go ask google and find out for yourself?
3140 here
http://answers.ask.com/Society/Government_and_Law/how_many_c...

3143 here
http://www.n9jig.com/counties/county.html

3086 here
http://wliqlite1530.com/there-are-how-many-counties-in-the-us/

3035 here:
http://www.charlestoncounty.org/stats/bystate.htm

So "3,000+" looks like a very fair answer. To me. But then, I was curious enough to look it up.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

no

You misunderstand... The way he phrased that sounded like there are over 3000 sheriffs who are making similar declarations...

"No physical quantity explains it's own existence, and no amount of time can consume an infinite series of events to bring you to the present, which means all of these somewhere have to be explained by one self-existent cause which is not physical."

I think he was expressing a vision

the goal was to get 10% together to start the grassfire.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

Now up to 25 Sheriffs

List of Sheriffs Standing Up Against Obama’s Gun Control

1. Jackson County, Kentucky Sheriff Denny Peyman

2. Linn County, Oregon Sheriff Tim Mueller

3. Madison County, Idaho Sheriff Roy Klingler

4. Crook County, Oregon Sheriff Jim Hensley

5. Douglas County, Oregon Sheriff John Hanlin

6. Curry County, Oregon Sheriff John Bishop

7. Livingston County, Missouri Sheriff Steve Cox

8. Smith County, Texas Sheriff Larry Smith

9. Josephine County, Oregon, Sheriff Gil Gilbertson

10. Madison County, Alabama Sheriff Blake Dorning

11. Larimer County, Colorado Sheriff Justin Smith

12. Charleston Count, South Carolina Sheriff Al Cannon

13. Morgan County, Alabama Sheriff Ana Franklin

14. Houston County, Alabama Sheriff Andy Hughes

15. Gilmer County, Georgia Sheriff Stacy Nicholson

16. Pine County, Minnesota Sheriff Robin Cole

17. Grant County, Oregon, Sheriff Glenn Palmer

18. Coos County, Oregon Sheriff Craig Zanni

19. Johnson County, Missouri Sheriff Charles Heiss

20. Martin County, Florida Sheriff Bill Snyder

21. Siskiyou County, Califorhia Sheriff Jon Lopey

22. Humboldt County, Nevada Sheriff Ed Kilgpore

23. Stanislaus County, California Sheriff Adam Christianson

24. Grant County, Oregon Sheriff Glenn Palmer

25. Lawrence County, Missouri Sheriff Brad DeLay

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Bob

WRAM is a resistor list site.

What does

resistor list site mean? Is it safe to click on the link?

Rick Light (Minute Man) - IMO - Is the FBI informant

who turned in Charles Dyer to the FEDs. He's the guy that runs WRAM.

http://www.dailypaul.com/268527/us-marine-held-hostage-by-go...

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look here

Michael Hollingsworth,informed the FBI about
Charles dyer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKzPytlGBt0
just for kicks,Jon Watts helped bust Schaeffer
Cox
http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/alaska-militia-trial-n...
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

SAD NEWS FOR NORTH CAROLINA GUN OWNERS (VIDEO)

****SAD NEWS FOR NORTH CAROLINA GUN OWNERS****

(VIDEO LINKS BELOW)

On Jan 16 The Moccasin Creek Minutemen (MCMM) Asked Nc Sheriffs To Attend A Meeting At Their Organization's Headquarters. So They Could Personally Speak To The Concerns Of, And Flat Out Tell NC Gun Owners Just Where They Stand On The 2nd Ammendment Right To Keep And Bear Arms. And To Also Answer Questions From Concerned Citizens.....Three Sheriffs Showed Up: Sheriff Donnie Harrison, Who Has Been Sheriff Of Wake County NC For 45 Years, Jerry Jones, Sheriff Of Franklin County NC, And Carey Winders, Sheriff of Wayne County NC.

Now While I Commend These Gentlemen For At Least Having The Curtiousy
To Show Up In Person To Address This Issue, I Found Their Lack Of Knowledge With Matters Concerning The Constitution, Hard To Swallow At Times! And I Believe The Following Statement Pretty Well Sums Up, What We Here In NC Found To Be The Case!

NORTH CAROLINA SHERIFFS BELIEVE THE 2nd AMMENDMENT "CAN BE" OVERTURNED BY THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES!!! AND IF IT DOES EVER GET OVERTURNED, THEY WOULD HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO OBEY THE "NEW LAW OF THE LAND".....BECAUSE THEY ARE REQUIRED TO DO SO, OR THEY COULD HAVE THEIR BADGE TAKEN AWAY FROM THEM!!!......If I Would Have Been Present At This Meeting, My question would have been: "If We Voted You In, Who Is The Person You Believe Could Take Your Badge Away From You?" If Our NC Sheriffs Are Our Last Line Of Defense, We Are In Sad Shape, Cause They Take Their Marching Orders From The Federal Government Undoubtedly!!!! And Believe We Only Have The Right To Keep And Bear Arms, Because The Constitution Says So! But If And When That Changes.......Well, Then We're Just $hi7 Out Of Luck I Guess!!!

Here's The Video Links! See If They Put A Knot In The Pit Of Your Stomach.....Pay Attention To How Many Times They Say They Will Obey The Constitution! They Just Believe The Constitution Can Be Altered Where The Second Ammendment Is Concerned!!!

Part 1 http://youtu.be/hr_2PRpSmwU
Part 2 http://youtu.be/5-4bCVRKBbc
Part 3 http://youtu.be/sTE9UBwysu8
Part 4 http://youtu.be/wkrq_tr1isk
Part 5 http://youtu.be/-9ydlGylW0g
Part 6 http://youtu.be/h8K9CsrpFPA

You folks need to hire Richard Mack.

Plan a "thank you Sheriffs of SC" event and promise them free dinner and entertainment.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

Nice job fishy

just made lemons into lemonade :)

and in "my" County...

...in Arizona:

YAVAPAI COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
"AGENCY ADMINISTRATIVE NOTICE"
01-004-13
To: To all YCSO Representatives
Fr: Scott Mascher, Sheriff
For: Information
Re: GUN CONTROL
Date: January 18,2013

I have received many questions and concerns from our public and YCSO staff about recent gun control issues.

As your Sheriff, I have taken an oath of office to support and uphold the Constitution of the United States, and to protect the people of Yavapai County. I take this oath seriously.

Now we have politicians that want to prevent millions of law abiding, honest Americans from owning certain firearms and magazines because of the mentally ill and violent criminal offenders.

I do not believe that extreme acts of violent criminal behavior should ever misguide a politician into enacting orders or laws that would take away Constitutional Rights and Liberties from law-abiding Americans.

As Sheriff, I refuse to participate or cooperate with any unconstitutional order that will infringe upon our 2nd amendment rights.

good vs bad

Hate to say it but seems the bad, open mouth breathing, slobbering, stupid cops are out numbering the good cops. Great that you in YAVAPAI COUNTY have a good and intelligent sheriff. Hats off to all the Great officers out there!

Deekey

Standing ovation

for brave and honorable men... maybe thousands join them~

Garnet
Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

And so it begins....

These are true patriots. Standing up for the fight of their lives. They make me proud and I am so thankful for them. Does anyone have their contact info? Or know where we can thank them and let them know they have our support.

Thanks for sharing vinceable!!

Here is one not to add Montgomery Ala

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/01/montgomery_county_sher...

“These type weapons have one, and only one, purpose and that is to kill people and sometimes many people, he said. “A person can very easily defend themselves or their loved ones with a gun that holds fewer rounds. Today guns, be they assault type rifles or semiautomatic handguns, hold up to 100 rounds of ammunition. Even a novice shooter could empty a 100 round magazine in less than a minute. In my opinion these weapons are nothing more than weapons of mass destruction. I believe that it is time to pass another Federal Assault Weapons ban such as the one that expired in 2004. Limit the number of rounds a weapon can hold without reloading and at least make a mass murderer have to drop a magazine and put another one into his weapon. That one act alone may save untold lives and misery being caused today.” D. T. Marshall

*May the only ones to touch your junk, be the ones you want to touch your junk.*

idiot

VT, 53 shot, how many times did Cho reload?

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